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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM lens
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM lens

Full frame sized image

Lenses that create APS-C sized image are designed for digital only. They cannot be used on cameras that have image sensor larger than the APS-C format. These lenses are not suitable for film cameras either.


Ultrasonic AF

Lenses with ultrasonic focusing mechanism tend to be quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.


No stepping motor AF

Lenses with stepping motor focusing mechanism are better for contrast based focusing, and are quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.


No Low Dispersion lens element is used

Low Dispersion lens elements help to reduce chromatic aberration.


Not stabilized

Image stabilization helps to reduce blur caused by hand shake, especially at high focal length or in low light situations. Image stabilization can give 1 to 3 stop advantage over none stabilized lens, based on the reciprocal rule.


Metal mount

Cheaper lenses are usually equipped with plastic mount, while more expensive, professional lenses have metal mount. In general, metal mounts are more durable, and a good thing to have when lenses are changed a lot. When a camera is used mainly with one lens, the material of the lens mount is not that important.


Internal Focusing

Internally focusing lenses don't change their size while setting focus.


The front lens is fixed

The fixed front lens is not rotating during zoom and/or focusing. This allows the photographer to use petal shaped lens hood. Fixed front lenses also make the use of polarization filters a lot easier.


No drop-in filter support

Drop-in filters are used in those lenses where either the front lens is too large, or the field of view doesn't permit the use of traditional filters at the front of the lens. Usually bright tele and ultra-wide angle lenses support this filter type.

With the large maximum aperture, excellent background blur is possible even with a fast shutter speed. The large maximum aperture makes excellent background blur possible even with a fast shutter speed. The aspherical lens element makes the lens compact and corrects spherical aberrations. The image is sharp even at the edges.

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Specification

Available mount(s) Canon EF
Application(s) Landscape, Architecture
Category(s) Wide angle prime
Stabilizer no
Focal length 28 mm (prime)
Lens construction 10 elements in 9 groups
Angle of view 35mm: 75°
digital: N/A
Number of blades 7
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Minimum aperture f/22
Minimum focusing distance 25 cm
Magnification 0.18×
Filter size 58 mm
Size ∅ 73.6 × 55.6 mm
Weight 310 g
Notes Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.
AF speed N/A
AF sound
Internal focusing yes
Internal zoom N/A
Fix front lens yes
Mount type metal
Weather sealed N/A
Drop in filter no
Ultrasonic AF yes
Stepping motor AF no
APS-C sized circle no
Low dispersion lens element no
Hard case LHP-C10
Soft case ES-C9 / LP814
Lens hood EW-63II
printable lens hood
Tripod adapter N/A
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Specification

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